How it happened: Four tied for lead at AT&T

Andres Romero, of Argentina, chips onto the first green from a bunker during the third round of the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Md.

Andres Romero, of Argentina, chips onto the first green from a bunker during the third round of the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Md.

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It was a busy day at the AT&T National with multiple lead changes throughout the day at Congressional. Saturday will end with a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard between Roberto Castro, James Driscoll, Bill Haas and Andres Romero at 7 under. One-shot back at 6 under is Jason Kokrak.

Second-round co-leader Castro dropped as far back as 4 under early in the day, but came back strong with birdies at Nos. 7 and 8 then Nos. 16 and 17. Romero, who at one point got to 10 under for the tournament, finished with a 1-under 70 on Saturday.

Haas and Driscoll, who played together, shot 3-under 68s, in very different fashion. Haas had nine birdies, three bogeys and one triple on his scorecard; that means only four pars all day. Driscoll didn’t make a number higher than bogey all day.

Second-round co-leader Jordan Spieth finished the day with a 3-over 74 and is at 4 under for the tournament.

See how the action unfolded in Bethesda, Md.:

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Update No. 35: 5:55 p.m. EDT

After fighting to get back into a tie for the lead, Roberto Castro goes in the water at the 18th. But with a brilliant chip shot after a drop in the rough, Castro chips in to save par. He'll be in a four-way tie for the lead heading into Sunday between Bill Haas, Andres Romero and James Driscoll at 7-under 206.

Nice two-putt from Romero to stay in a tie at the top of the leaderboard from the front of the green.

Jordan Spieth will finish at 4 under for the tournament after just missing a birdie putt on 18. He's three shots back of the lead.

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Update No. 34: 5:34 p.m. EDT

Roberto Castro makes a 5-footer for birdie on No. 17 and he gets to 7 under (even for the day) and its now a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard.

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Update No. 33: 5:31 p.m. EDT

Bill Haas' scorecard is very interesting. He had only four pars in his third round. Haas had nine birdies, three bogeys and a triple bogey also on his scorecard. He finished with a 3-under 68 making it the first time in his career that he shot in the 60s with a triple bogey. He is co-leading with James Driscoll and Andres Romero.

Driscoll finished up his round, too, with a par at the 18th. He and Haas are the clubhouse leaders as Romero is on 17.

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Update No. 32: 5:19 p.m. EDT

Jason Kokrak, at 6 under for the tournament, has a good look for birdie at the 17th. But he missed it to the right of the hole.

Roberto Castro birdies the par-5 16th and is one-shot back of the lead at Congressional.

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Update No. 31: 5:02 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth makes a 5 footer for birdie on the 15th. He goes back to 4 under for the tournament. Spieth has special temporary status on the PGA Tour this season after turning professional in January.

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Update No. 30: 4:49 p.m. EDT

A poor approach shot from Bill Haas at the par-5 16. He is left and below the hole. He hit it up and had no chance of getting it close. It's all the way on the other side of the green. From about 60 feet, Haas sends it past the hole. His 7 footer for bogey drops in.

James Driscoll is at 7 under after a long birdie attempt at 16. With that, Driscoll is in a tie for the lead with Andres Romero and Bill Haas.

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Update No. 29: 4:41 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth is having a rough day. The lie he has in the bunker is treacherous near the green. He could not knock is close and will have about 40 feet for par. His putt just falls low of the hole and ends up with a bogey. That's also back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14. He's at 3 under, 4 over on the day.

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Update No. 28: 4:27 p.m. EDT

A bogey for Jordan Spieth after his tee shot goes long in the rough behind the green. He played an interesting shot to the hole, but could not save par. He's at 4 under for the tournament.

Roberto Castro saves par with a nice two-putt. He's three back at 5 under.

James Driscoll drops him to 6 under for the tournament. Driscoll, a graduate of the University of Virginia, played a poor chip shot and had 20 feet to save par but could not.

Bill Haas has nine birdies through 15 holes during his third round, and is the new leader at 8 under. In his last five holes, Haas has a triple bogey-birdie-birdie-par-birdie

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Update No. 27: 4:14 p.m. EDT

Of the 24 rounds completed so far, just four are in the 60s, including Charlie Wi's 6-under 65.

-Brentley Romine

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Update No. 26: 4:09 p.m. EDT

Andres Romero with a poor approach shot at the 12th as he ends up in the green-side bunker. Romero gets it out to 8 feet, but can not save par and send it past the hole. He's 3 over in his last two holes as he ends with a bogey. It's a three-way tie on top of the leaderboard between Romero, James Driscoll and Bill Haas.

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Update No. 25: 4 p.m. EDT

A double bogey for Andres Romero at the 11th sets him back to 8 under. That brings a lot more players back into the mix. At 7 under is Bill Haas and James Driscoll, Jason Kokrak is at 6 under and Tom Gillis, Jordan Spieth and Roberto Castro are at 5 under.

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Update No. 24: 3:50 p.m. EDT

James Driscoll missed a birdie opportunity at the 12th. He remains at 7 under.

Nicolas Colsaerts went 38 holes without a bogey until a triple bogey at the par-4 11th.

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Update No. 23: 3:38 p.m. EDT

Nicolas Colsaerts puts two into the drink. It's safe to say he'll drop a few shots on No. 11. No one wants to get close to leader Andres Romero.

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Update No. 22: 3:31 p.m. EDT

It's a triple-bogey 7 for Bill Haas at No. 11 after putting a ball in the right rough and then in the water up near the green. That puts Andres Romero in the lead by three at 10 under. Chasing is James Driscoll, Jason Kokrak and Nicolas Colsaerts.

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Update No. 21: 3:17 p.m. EDT

A poor played par-5 for Spieth, especially with his third approach shot. He has a nice chip up, but can salvage par and makes bogey. He is 3 over on his last two holes, and drops to 5 under for the tournament.

Roberto Castro leaves his birdie putt shot and end his front nine at 6 under for the tournament.

Andres Romero just misses his birdie putt too, and taps in for par. Did you know: Romero's last win came at the 2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Update No. 20: 3:04 p.m. EDT

Andres Romero makes a birdie putt at the eighth to take a two-shot lead at Congressional. Jordan Spieth doubles the eight hole and drops back to 6 under and tied for fourth.

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Update No. 19: 2:50 p.m. EDT

Bill Haas has made two consecutive birdies to get to 8 under, one back of leader Andres Romero. Haas shot 4 under 32 on the front nine, but only made one par – on No. 7 – and the rest were birdies and bogeys. The 2011 FedEx Cup champion is looking for his first victory of the season.

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Update No. 18: 2:33 p.m. EDT

After an errant approach shot that went left, Jordan Spieth hit a good chip shot to 10 feet, but it didn't drop. He can't believe it. He'll remain at 8 under.

Andres Romero makes his birdie putt after laying up on the par-5. He takes it to 9 under, and is the new leader at Congressional.

Due to the weather forecast for Sunday, which calls for thunderstorms late in the afternoon, the final-round tee times will go from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the finish expected around 3:30 p.m.

-Brentley Romine

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Update No. 17: 2:24 p.m. EDT

With another birdie, Nicolas Colsaerts – The Belgium Bomber – is just one back of the lead at 7 under. Colsaerts is looking for his first PGA Tour victory.

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Update No. 16: 2:13 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth sent his approach shot over the green. He has a difficult chip with the ball way above his feet that he just can't get close with not a lot of green to work with. He has a 25 footer to save par. He walks right away knowing it won't go in. A 3 footer coming back for bogey drops in. Spieth and Andres Romero are tied for the lead at the AT&T National.

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Update No. 15: 1:55 p.m. EDT

An interesting putt from Jordan Spieth on the fourth. He completely turned his back from the hole to send his putt down the speedy hill from the fringe of the green. He raced it about 4 feet past but made his par save. He has gone 33 holes without a bogey.

Andres Romero makes a birdie putt from 12 feet to get to 8 under for the tournament.

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Update No. 14: 1:52 p.m. EDT

Ken Duke made a bogey at the 10th after a spectator yelled something in his back swing. It was his first three-putt in 81 holes.

Bill Haas doesn't have a par on his scorecard yet today. Haas has done birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie through his first five holes. He is at 5 under for the tournament, and four shots back of Jordan Spieth.

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Update No. 13: 1:48 p.m. EDT

Nicolas Colsaerts birdies the par-4 fourth to move to 6 under. Colsaerts has now gone 32 holes without a bogey. His last bogey came in the first round at the par-4 17th, which was his eighth hole of the tournament.

-Brentley Romine

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Update No. 12: 1:39 p.m. EDT

Roberto Castro is struggling at Congressional. He has made a double bogey at the third. That drops him back to 4 under for the tournament. Andres Romero saves par after missing a birdie opportunity from 20 feet, right of the hole. Jordan Spieth saves a 4 footer for par after a decent lag putt from 50-60 feet away.

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Update No. 11: 1:33 p.m. EDT

Birdie for Ken Duke at par-5 ninth gets him back to 5 under.

Tom Gillis can not convert on a birdie putt at No. 10 after almost making a hole-in-one. The birdie putt was from 3 feet above the hole.

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Update No. 11: 1:28 p.m. EDT

Kevin Chappell is 4 under through eight holes. The UCLA alum has made three consecutive birdies. He is now 4 under for the tournament. Tom Gillis is also 4 under on the day. Gillis' best finish this season was at the HP Byron Nelson Championship (T-12).

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Update No. 10: 1:20 p.m. EDT

Roberto Castro makes a bogey from the right green-side bunker and drops to 6 under. Andres Romero slams in a birdie putt of his own from 5 feet to get to 7 under. Jordan Spieth makes his 2 footer on the third and takes a two-shot lead after two consecutive birdies.

Ken Duke drops a shot at No. 8. Duke is at 4 under for the tournament.

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Update No. 9: 1:12 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth came ready to play for Saturday's third round. He used a utility club on the 224 par-3 third, used the slope and brought it back for a tap in birdie. He about about 2-3 feet for birdie. Andres Romero had the same shot except with an iron because he is long off the tee.

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Update No. 8: 1:04 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth had a good look at birdie from 10 feet on No. 1 and drains it to take a one-shot lead. Second-round co-leader Robert Castro's birdie putt stops just short of the hole to remain one back.

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Update No. 7: 12:54 p.m. EDT

Back-to-back birdies for Travelers champion Ken Duke. Duke is at 5 under for the tournament through six holes. This week Duke has made eight birdies, five bogeys and an eagle.

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Update No. 6: 12:35 p.m. EDT

Another birdie for Ken Duke at No. 5. That's three birdies in his first five holes. He's only three shots back (4 under) of the co-leaders. Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth tee off at 12:50 p.m. local time.

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Update No. 5: 12:27 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler is in red figures after a birdie at No. 6.

After a good finish to Patrick Reed's second round (he shot 64 after an opening-round 76 to make the cut), he is 2 over through two holes in the third round.

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Update No. 4: 12:09 p.m. EDT

Another birdie for Ken Duke puts him four shots back of co-leaders Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth. Duke is trying to become to first back-to-back winner on Tour this season.

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Update No. 3: 12:02 p.m. EDT

Brenden Todd has got himself inside the top 10. Todd is 2 under through two holes on the front nine, and 3 under for the tournament. Todd plays on the Web.com Tour and has one win this season. He won the Stadion Classic at UGA making him the third consecutive UGA graduate to win the event (Russell Henley, 2011 and Harris English, 2012).

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Update No. 2: 11:46 a.m. EDT

Ken Duke trying to get to the top of the leaderboard early. He's 1 under through one and 2 under for the tournament. Duke won for the first time in his PGA Tour career last week at the Travelers Championship.

Bryce Molder has made a double and two bogeys in his first four holes to start his third round. Molder, who started on the No. 10, is 5 over for the tournament.

• • •

Update No. 1: 11:25 a.m. EDT

The third round is just getting underway in Bethesda. Players are going off both No. 1 and 10, in threesomes, to get Saturday's third round in. The leaders tee off at 12:50 p.m. local time. That group consists of Jordan Spieth, Roberto Castro and Andres Romero.

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Weather conditions

Expect high temps in the mid to upper 80s and just a 20 percent chance of rain, according to weather.com, without a lot of wind in the picture.

• • •

Friday's coverage

5 Things: Spieth shines before weather halts play

Inclement weather suspended the second round of the AT&T National until Saturday morning, but not before Jordan Spieth grabbed a share of the lead along with Roberto Castro. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday at Congressional.

Castro fires 69, tied for lead at Congressional

First-round leader Roberto Castro fires a second-round 2-under 69 to share the lead at the AT&T National at Congressional.

How it happened: Weather stops 2nd round play

Before weather stopped play at Congressional, see how Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth grabbed the top spot on the leaderboard at the AT&T National.

• • •

Thursday's coverage

• 5 Things: Castro leads, but needs strong second round

Aside from leader Roberto Castro, who shot 5-under 66, and a trio of players – Billy Horschel, Bud Cauley and Graham DeLaet – at 3 under, no one managed to shoot more than a couple shots under par.

• How it Happened: Castro on top at Congressional

Billy Horschel, who is having his breakout season, lead the tournament for most of the day. But he ended up in a trio that trails Roberto Castro by two shots entering the second round.

• Hip injury prompts Love to withdraw from AT&T National

Citing a hip injury, Love withdrew following an opening-round 12-over 83, which included 10 bogeys and a triple bogey. His one birdie came at his first hole of the day, the par-4 first hole.

• • •

Preview coverage

SCORES: Round 1, AT&T National

Check out the Round 1 leaderboard at AT&T National.

PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at AT&T National

Our David Dusek was on the range at Congressional to take a look at the latest equipment in bags of the players at AT&T National.

5 Things: Ken Duke enters AT&T refreshed after last week's win

Despite the absence of U.S. Open champ Justin Rose and the reduction of Tiger Woods to a spectating role, there was plenty of buzz Wednesday as players geared up for the first round. For instance: Ken Duke, lover of country music, NASCAR and, of course, Coca-Cola.

Woods, not playing in own tourney, says he'll be 'good enough' for British

Tiger Woods said he’s treating his elbow injury with ice and anti-inflammatories. He hopes to soon start the strengthening process and soon after begin hitting balls again in preparation for the Open Championship.

• Aussie love: Scott, Day headline predictions for AT&T National

Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel and Brandt Snedeker are all in the field, but none register as favorites at Congressional. Adam Scott is receiving plenty of love from the panel, being the top-ranked golfer in the field and enjoying some recent success at the track. Fellow Aussie Jason Day is also a man to watch.

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